About Us

What we're all about...

Whether you’re an ex-pat missing Britain’s favorite meal or you’re a local wanting to taste the real deal, British owner/operators Grant and Kate MacNaughton look forward to serving you fresh, sustainable Alaskan cod cooked to order, chunky twice-cooked chips (think fat fries), a variety of house-made savory pies, family-recipe haggis, speciality sausages, juicy chicken, wickedly good deep-fried candy bars and all the trimmings you’d expect to see in a ‘Chippy’ back in the soggy United Kingdom.

Who we are...

Mac's is run by the husband and wife team of Grant and Kate MacNaughton.

Grant is a classically trained French chef having graduated from the French Culinary Institute in New York in 2008.  He most recently worked at Bouchon here in Santa Barbara before opening Mac's, the fulfillment of a childhood dream from his formative years in Blackpool, England.  His hobbies include eating, drinking and shouting.

Kate is originally an Essex girl (insert your own gag here) and quit her investment banking job in search of something more personally rewarding and ended up with Sam, our son...that'll teach her for quitting.  This is the THIRD version of her portrait that has appeared in this spot thanks to a combination of negative feedback and misplaced vanity.

What we stand for...

Our philosophy at Mac's is to use high quality ingredients, remain authentic and, where possible, make everything in-house from scratch.  We're a proud member of the Ty Warner Sustainable Seafood program and try to source locally wherever possible to keep our carbon footprint to a minimum.

Don't be shy - come check us out.  We look forward to serving you soon...

Opening Hours:
Mon to Thurs from 11:00am to 9:00pm
Fri & Sat from 11:00am to 9:30pm
Sun from 11:00am to 9:00pm

503 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Tel: (805) 897-1160